Groupe Renault will work with EDF, Total and ENEL to promote the large-scale take-up of electric cars across Europe.
EDF group will work with the French car manufacturer in three areas. Firstly, the development of Renault and EDF cross-marketing solutions revolving around EDF’s 'Mon Soleil & Moi' self-consumption service and the smart charging of Renault electric vehicles.
It will also deliver the expansion of the concept of 'smart islands' to non-interconnected French territories. Groupe Renault intends to introduce solutions similar to those being rolled out in Porto Santo Island (in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira) and Belle-Île-en-Mer in Brittany, France.
The two companies will also pool their expertise to continue providing competitive, low-carbon power services for users of Renault electric vehicles.
Groupe Renault’s second partnership is with Total and Jedlix, the Group's long-standing smart charging partner. The companies will work on a ZE Smart Charge offer to be launched in the first half of 2019 in France. The ZE Smart Charge smartphone app will optimise the management of electric-vehicle charging to maximise use of renewable energies and benefit from low electricity prices.
Groupe Renault and Total also work together in the field of battery-charging infrastructure and energy supply to bring down the cost of electric-vehicle charging.
ENEL will team up with Groupe Renault to leverage synergies and develop charging solutions tailored to their individual customer bases, with a view to promoting electric mobility.
This partnership will initially cover the smart charging of electric vehicles through Enel X’s JuiceNet platform in the form of a pilot study in Italy prior to release nationwide and in other countries.
It will also focus on the expansion of charging infrastructure, supporting the installation of new infrastructure under EU projects like EVA+, a network of fast charging stations across Austria and Italy, and facilitating access to existing charging points thanks to digital apps such as ZE Pass Renault.